U.S. wants to see a democratic government in Syria
Ricciardone said that they fully supported Turkey, and they would keep supporting it.
U.S. Ambassador in Ankara Francis Ricciardone said on Friday that they wanted to see a democratic government respecting the law in Syria, not a dictatorship.
Replying to a question on tension between Turkey and Syria, Ricciardone said that they fully supported Turkey, and they would keep supporting it.
Ricciardone said he believed that Syrian people would have the regime that they deserved, stating that they deserved a democratic transition. Turkish government and people also shared the same view, he said.
If war between the Syrian government and people got worse, there would be a tragedy, he said, adding that he hoped this nightmare would end soon.
If Syrian government respected its people and represented them, Turkey would offer many things for the future of Syria in trade and investment, he said.
Ricciardone said that he believed that Syrian people would establish their own future.
Turkey and the United States were holding talks with the joint UN and Arab League Envoy on Syria Kofi Annan in Geneva, he said.